If you’ve got a passion for all things coffee and want to come join our team please get in touch via our write for us page.

The Green Pods

The Green Pods exists for everyday, environmentally-aware people. 

Started in 2019, we’ve grown from a small boutique retailer to a global pressence in the coffee space. 

From reusable capsules, to sustainably sources coffee, to our famous Eco Descaling products, we believe in coffee without a concience. 

What’s our hero product? Stainless steel reusable coffee pods – which offer a great solution to one of the most environmentally damaging items in the modern kitchen.

We also are on a mission to educate. Our blog is full of helpful how-to’s, troubleshooting guides and product reviews. 

We’re not interested in selling inferior products – Every product featured on this website has been thoroughly reviewed and tested – even in our own homes (that’s how we offer our guarantee)

We truly hope you enjoy our products as much as we do – and visit us regularly to check out new and exciting things added to the site.

Who are we?

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Tristan Balme
Founder / Writer

Tristan is a professional engineer and amateur coffee aficionado. He started The Green Pods when he saw just how much waste was being produced by the single-serve coffee machine market.

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Emma C.
Writer / Editor

Hi! I’m Claire and I’m not myself unless I’ve had a cup of coffee. I got my first Nespresso back in 2013 and have been fixated on finding the perfect capsule coffee ever since.

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Nonku Mabunda

Nonkululeko is a beverage writer, and self-proclaimed coffee aficionado, with a passion for exploring different brewing methods and flavor profiles. When she’s not enjoying freshly brewed coffee with family and friends, you’ll find her playing with dirt in the garden. 
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Sam T.
Customer Service

Kim joined The Green Pods in 2023 initially to help grow out social media channels. Now, fuelled she’s

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Kim Alonzo
Admin / Social Media

Kim joined The Green Pods in 2023 initially to help grow out social media channels. Now, fuelled by a strong coffee, she manages much of the day to day inlcuding customer service, editorial processes, as well as the rest of the team!

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The Legal Stuff

1. The Green Pods (thegreenpods.co.nz) is a content webiste and online retailer based in New Zealand.

2. The Green Pods is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. We also participate in other affiliate programs where we earn commissions from referrals and sales through this website.

3. The Green Pods is wholy owned by Balme Enterprises Ltd, a New Zealand registered company. Registered address: 6B Brookfield Tce, Tauranga, New Zealand

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